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Catching Up

It’s been a little crazy around here…..

Last week Big Ran was in the hospital for a couple of days from a magnesium shortage.  

Over the weekend Nic had the experience of a lifetime with his football team beating their rival for the first time in 8 years!!

And my dad’s brother, Larry lost his long battle with cancer.  It’s so hard to see your cousins hurt that much.  We only lived a half a block a part growing up.  Larry had been saved.  He and Dad are probably doing a little catching up.

I have also been planning the menu for Thanksgiving.


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Mashed Potatoes

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I hope to get the recipes to you soon.

Hold on tight to your families!!!



More later………………..Sally







 The college football season is getting very exciting! 

Here they come down the hill, ready for some action!!! 

I have some random pictures that I have taken at various games.

I hope you enjoy them.

Number 36 always trying to keep the defense up and ready for the next play.

The prayer after the game.

I love this picture.  He is so happy.

Me and my baby boy.

Here is a excerpt from www.gogriffons.com – Defensively the Griffons were led by Burrell with nine tackles with 1.5 being for a loss. Jeremy Weston and Simpson each had seven stops. Western recorded three sacks with Bryson, Oliver Pryor and Ben Pister all getting one.

The Burrell that they are referring to is my son. 

He has been defensive player of the game for 2 games so far.





Heading into the final three weeks of the regular season, Pittsburg State sits alone at the top of the MIAA standings with a 7-0 league record, while Northwest Missouri and Washburn are in a tie for second at 5-1 and Missouri Western is in fourth at 5-2 in conference play.

Kickoff for both the Northwest Missouri-Missouri Western and Missouri Southern-Pittsburg State games will be at 2 p.m. CT, and will be broadcast live on the MIAA Network.

2011 MIAA Football Television Schedule (all times central)
Thursday, Sept. 8: Lincoln at Washburn, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 10: Central Missouri at Missouri Western, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 17: OPEN
Saturday, Sept. 24: Truman at Central Missouri, 2 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 1: Pittsburg State vs. Northwest Missouri (Fall Classic at Arrowhead X), 2 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 8: Washburn at Truman, 2 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15: Central Missouri at Fort Hays State, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22: Southwest Baptist at Missouri Southern, 2 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29: Truman at Emporia State, 2 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 5: Northwest Missouri at Missouri Western, 2 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 12: Missouri Southern at Pittsburg State, 2 p.m.

Broadcast Channels
KSMO-TV (Kansas City) available to 100% of the KC market. It is broadcast (over the air) on channel 62 and it is found on most cable systems (Time Warner, Comcast, etc.) on Channel 10.
Eagle Cable (western Kansas) — Channel 15
Cox KS Cable system — Channel 22
Cablevision (St. Joseph area) — Channel 20
Suddenlink (St. Joseph and Maryville) — Channel 8 (Maryville), Channel 64 (St. Joseph)
Mediacom (Columbia, Jefferson City, Springfield, etc.) — Channel 22

 We only have two regular season games left……….wish good luck!

More later…………………….Sally



 College football games have begun!

So far we have played 2 games and we are 1-1. 

 My son, Nic is #36.  


 He plays line backer. 

 This is his first year to start in college. 

 Needless to say, we are all very excited!!


 He has worked hard for 4 years to get his starting position.

Always working out, running, lifting weights, etc. 

He is a very determined young man!  



In the first game he had 7 tackles and in the second ame he had 5. 

 He was voted defensive player of the game by his teammates in the first game with the most tackles.    

Here are the stats so far. 


      Tackles  Sacks  Pass Defense  Fumbles  Blkd    
DEFENSIVE LEADERS  GP  Solo  Ast  Total  TFL-Yds  No-Yds  Int-Yds  BU  PD  Qbh  Rcv-Yds  FF  Kick  Saf 
48  Madget,Thomas   14   .     .       .    .
36  Burrell,Nic   12   .     .       .    .
90  Pister,Ben   10   2.0 – 17   2.0 – 17 1 – 11    .
1   Weston,Jeremy    .     .    2 – 16    .
96  Bryson,Sean Tray   2.0 – 4  .       .    .
  Total……….  77  66  143   13 – 52  8 – 46 3 – 27 1 – 0
  Opponents……  70  70  140   18 – 75  5 – 30 2 – 1 3 – 4

2011 Missouri Western Football


 More later……………..Sally

Almost Football Time

I just wanted to share with you a write-up on my son, Nic. 

 This is from www.gogriffons.comFBBlog.asp

Senior update:

    #36 Nic Burrell- LB 6-1 220 Gallatin MO.

    Nic will battle for a starting role this year.  He was a solid backup in the 2010 season.  He played in all 11 games and recorded 16 tackles including a fumble recovery against Fort Hays for a touchdown.  Nic is a physical and athletic football player.  We are excited about his ability to tackle the football. 

Fall Camp Right Around The Corner!!!

    Missouri Western football players will report to fall camp August 10th where they will move into dorms, check out equipment, get physicals and handle all the paper work they need.  The first practice will be held August 11th.  

I know, I know, I am jumping the gun a little, but I am getting very excited!!  I will keep you all informed on the whole season, don’t you worry about that.

Big Ran has already got our hotel rooms booked for all the away games.

I am ready to hit the road!

Go Griffs!!


More later………………..Sally


My Son – The Football Player


My son, Nic called from college last Friday and said, “You might want to get a St Joe Newspress a reporter interviewed me after practice last night and I could be in there!”

So, of course, I ran out and got a paper.

Here it is. 

Coach Partridge said seniors Nic Burrell, Cody Kremer and Jake Buckwalter form the program-seasoned portion of the next tier of linebackers hoping to step in. Tom Madget is the corps’ only returning starter.

 Burrell (16 tackles last season) noticed a team-morale and chemistry jolt this offseason due to the first playoff berth in four seasons and more organized skill workouts the GISC made possible.  

“The whole morale’s different on the team,” Burrell said. “We’re in the facility practicing hard. Even before the coaches were there and it (wasn’t) mandatory. We were working hard together as a team. Everybody has a desire to win.”


This is my BABY!! 

Love you, Nicolas!

So Proud!!


More later…………….Sally 





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